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Suicidal man was ready to jump. So 13 truckers parked under the bridge, Michigan cops say

Source: Miami Herald

Law enforcement and truckers in Michigan teamed up to save the life of a suicidal man.

Police first heard of a man standing on a bridge that goes over a Detroit freeway at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to Fox2. So officers quickly put a plan in action to stop him from doing it.

Lt. Mike Shaw, a Michigan State Police spokesman, told The Detroit News that his department blocked traffic on Interstate 696 and then asked truckers who had been stopped to head for the overpass.

Thirteen different trucks arrived at the scene and parked under the bridge to shorten the fall if the suicidal man decided to jump, police say. The man decided to willingly leave the bridge and police took him to a nearby hospital for evaluation, according to Fox2.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article209701619.html

IMO, more evidence of the common good inside most of us!
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